Wallace Nears Decision

A.J. Wallace.

SAN ANTONIO — It's decision time for A.J. Wallace. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound four-star athlete from McDonough High in Pomfret, Md., is finalizing his college plans here, as he will announce his choice to a national television audience this Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

But before he makes his decision, he will continue to take in the sights in historic San Antonio, partake in dozens of interviews and even catch a few bowl games.

A.J. Wallace, who is roommates with fellow Maryland prospect Akeem Hebron, said he could not last into the early hours of the morning to catch the final of the Orange Bowl.

“I feel asleep on it,” Wallace said. “I woke up and asked [Hebron] who won the game and he didn't know, so I had to turn to ESPN and found out.”

With the U.S. Army All-American Bowl also signifying the final stages of the recruitment process, Wallace said that he was happy to wind things down.

“I guess it's really time to move on,” Wallace said. “I'm just ready to get the recruiting process done.”

According to Wallace, he is in the final stages of evaluating colleges but should have a decision within a day or two.

“I'm still evaluating everything, but I should have [my decision] by Thursday or Friday,” Wallace said.

Wallace reaffirmed that his final decision would be between Ohio State and Penn State. Between both schools, Wallace is being scouted at a wide variety of positions. With respect to the Nittany Lions, Wallace said the staff is looking to utilize him on both sides of the ball.

“[Penn State] is looking at me at running back and receiver and also safety,” Wallace said. “I guess when I come in there, they're just going to see what I can do. They're trying to do the same thing they did with Justin King, something like that.”

Some of Penn State current commitments already in San Antonio have been in Wallace's ear, namely four-star defensive end Jared Odrick and five-star wide receiver Chris Bell.

“I talked to them and they said [Penn State] is a good place,” Wallace said. “They just talk to me about the school and everything.”

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